Course / Automotive

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Information

  • Program Code
  • Cricos Code
  • Study Mode
    Blended Learning
  • Course Duration
    60 Weeks


This course trains you in light vehicle mechanics. It develops the skills and knowledge required to be competent in performing at industry standards on a variety of light vehicles.

  • Safe work practices in the Automotive industry
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Fuel systems
  • Safety inspections
  • Electrical circuit repair
  • Braking systems
  • Tyres and tubes maintenance
  • Light vehicle systems
  • Service operations
  • Engine management systems

Entry Requirements

International Students studying in Australia on a student visa (IS) seeking to enrol in the program must:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or over at the time of application
  • Completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent*
  • English proficiency levels of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent as per the DHA regulations (International students only)
  • Successful completion of a Pre-training review including a course specific LLN assessment with Accend Education Group
  • Domestic students under 18 years of age MUST provide written evidence of exemption from their school or the regional director at the Department of Education & Training

*The selection is not solely based on academic performance. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered. Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within their chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet the course requirements.


Students have access to a fully equipped workshop environment (simulated) for practical demonstration and observations of all appropriate units throughout the course.

Practical tasks will be set for each student that relate to the course structure.

An assortment of assessment methods structures this qualification including Practical Observation, Written Assessment, Project and observations while student is attending to simulated real life scenarios.

All practical demonstrations will be observed by a ACCEND Trainer/Assessor.

In meeting their obligations to train a trainee, our trainer will ensure that:

  • The student has access to the full range of settings / experiences required to develop competencies in all aspects of automotive services
  • The student has access to the full range of tools and equipment commonly used by workers employed in the automotive industry
  • The student will be instructed and supervised by a suitably qualified and experienced person.

Employment Outcomes / Pathways

This course prepares you to perform mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry. This course may lead to employment as:

  • Light vehicle mechanical technician
  • Motor mechanic
  • Automotive tradesperson

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded: 

  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR30612)

As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

This course provides pathways into higher level studies such as:

  • AUR40212 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

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Related Courses

  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

  • Certificate IV in Mechanical Diagnosis

    Domestic Student Fees
    ItemFee for Service  
    Tuition Fee payable by student (Per Hour) $8.75    
    Course Duration 1,200 Hours
    Tuition Fee Payable by Student (A) 1,200 Hours x $8.75 = $10,500    
    Materials / Resources (B) $1,500.00    
    Uniform (C) N/A    
    Total Course Fee Payable by Student (A+B+C) $12,000.00    
    International Fees
    Tuition Fee $10,500.00
    Materials $1,250.00
    Uniform $250.00
    Enrolment Fee $250.00
    Total Course Fee $5,350.00
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